I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
The Hill: Trump: 'I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director'
President Trump on Friday said he was “being investigated” for firing FBI Director James Comey "by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director."
The tweet was one of several sent by Trump early Friday morning. He concluded the investigation tweet with the comment: "Witch Hunt."
While the president’s tweet had the appearance of confirming he is under federal investigation for possible obstruction of justice, it’s not clear what information he used to back up comments.
It wasn't immediately clear who Trump was referring to, though it is likely Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Rosenstein penned a memo last month raising concerns about Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation that the White House used to justify his firing.
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WNU Editor: So .... President Trump is now being investigated by a Special Counsel who has stacked his team of lawyers with heavy Democrat/Clinton/Obama donors .... and who are now leaking information to the press on a daily basis. This is going top be fun. Not surprising .... the Justice administration official who is being criticised by President Trump and who created this situation in the first place is now realising that he better bail out .... Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein acknowledges he may need to recuse himself from Russia probe, sources say (ABC News). As to who will replace Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein .... this is where it gets interesting .... that will go to Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand .... a Donald Trump appointee and a judicial conservative who was confirmed by the Senate (52-48) along party lines. Here is an easy prediction .... if she becomes responsible for the Russian probe .... which is probably what is going to happen .... expect the media and the Democrats to go to war against her.
Update: More on Rachel Brand here .... Meet DOJ's Rachel Brand: She'll Be A Russian Spy By Next Week (Zero Hedge).
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